“A critical but overlooked aspect of the human dimensions of glaciers and global change research is the relationship between gender and glaciers,” the paper said...
“Jaclyn found a report that noted how women are more vulnerable to glacier changes and hazards than are men,” Carey said. “I had never researched these gendered vulnerabilities.”
Liberal, Hate, Incompetence, Racism, Education, Academia
An art education professor at the University of North Texas is urging his fellow educators to use social justice-themed art classes to fight “geometries of whiteness.”
Tyson E. Lewis, who teaches classes on critical pedagogy and aesthetic theory, contributed a chapter on “Art Education and Whiteness as Style” for a new guide aimed at other educators, The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Arts in Education.
"Art education needs to draw upon critical whiteness studies to further its social justice agenda while at the same time recognizing the resources that art education brings to questions of whiteness,” Lewis writes in the preface of his chapter.
Hate, Character, Smears, Academia, Trump
A professor at California State University-East Bay displays signs on her office window declaring that “Republicans are heartless a**holes” and “F**k the A**hole in Chief.”
The signs were spotted at the office of Assistant Professor Monique Manopoulos by members of the CSU East Bay Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter, which posted an image of the signs to Twitter Thursday afternoon.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Academia, Ignorance
Duke University students are circulating a petition condemning a professor who labeled conservatives and libertarians autistic...
One hour into the lecture, an audience member asked her whether she thinks Buchanan’s libertarian philosophy was motivated by “personal greed” or “malevolence,” to which she responded by speculating that support for individual liberty might actually be the result of a mental disorder.
“It’s striking to me how many of the architects of this cause seem to be on the autism spectrum—you know, people who don’t feel solidarity or empathy with others, and who have difficult human relationships sometimes,” she answered.
Liberal, Hate, Degeneracy, Academia, Feminism, Tolerance, Sexism, Bigotry, Trump
A feminist professor at Occidental College recently argued that men must renounce their masculinity and “denounce anyone who chooses to identify with it.” Lisa Wade, a sociology professor at Occidental, published an essay for Public Books calling for people to “attack masculinity directly” to help the nation survive in the wake of President Trump, who she says perpetuates a “vile enactment of masculinity.”
More recently, Wade called for fraternities to be abolished because they “hoard power” for “wealthy white men,” and noted that she doesn’t “think it is a good idea to be encouraging young males to identify specifically as men.”
“The materials were badly written and ahistorical—if selectively so, in the Founding Fathers dick-sucking way often exhibited by the far right—as well as consistently anti-intellectual and unintentionally hilarious.” -Occidental Professor Lisa Wade
Liberal, Funny, Racism, Science, Narrative, Crazy, Academia, Feminism
A feminist professor at the University of California-Davis has vowed to “challenge the authority of Science” by “rewriting knowledge” through a feminist lens. Sara Giordano, who left the field of neuroscience to become a Women’s Studies professor at UC-Davis, opened up about her feelings towards the sciences in a recent essay for Catalyst, a journal of feminist theory.
"We need to disrupt the epistemic authority of Science…[and] the assumption that science = truth." Science, she worries, has “earned its epistemic authority through its co-constitution with colonization and slavery,” and therefore “relies on a colonial and racialized form of power.”
Liberal, Incompetence, Funny, Racism, Narrative, Academia
A math education professor at the University of Illinois argued in a newly published book that algebraic and geometry skills perpetuate “unearned privilege” among whites.
Rochelle Gutierrez, a professor at the University of Illinois, made the claim in a new anthology for math teachers, arguing that teachers must be aware of the “politics that mathematics brings” in society...
“On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness. Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White,” Gutierrez argued.
Liberal, Funny, Racism, Brilliance, Academia
A philosophy and religion professor at Syracuse University gave an interview to The New York Times Thursday in which he critiqued the notion of pure reason as simply being a “white male Euro-Christian construction.”...
“I think that what modern philosophers call ‘pure’ reason — the Cartesian ego cogito and Kant’s transcendental consciousness — is a white male Euro-Christian construction,” he says. “White is not ‘neutral.’ ‘Pure’ reason is lily white, as if white is not a color or is closest to the purity of the sun, and everything else is ‘colored.’
"Purification is a name for terror and deportation, and ‘white’ is a thick, dense, potent cultural signifier that is closely linked to rationalism and colonialism. What is not white is not rational. So white is philosophically relevant and needs to be philosophically critiqued — it affects what we mean by ‘reason’ — and ‘we’ white philosophers cannot ignore it.”
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Racism, Education, Academia
A Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine professor criticized her students’ belief in “meritocracy” and “hard work” in an academic article published Thursday... To her dismay, Putman discovered that these “whiteness ideologies” were widely endorsed by students, many of whom agreed that “if I work hard, I can be successful” and that “everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve success.”...
While Putman believes that schools chiefly perpetuate these harmful ideologies, she also believes that college professors aren’t powerless, saying they can help undo students’ belief in meritocracy and equal opportunity through intensive re-education.
“Yep. Economics majors are more anti-social than non-econ majors. And taking econ classes also makes people more anti-social than they were before. It turns out, there’s quite a bit of research on this, nicely summarized here. Econ majors are less likely to share, less generous to the needy, and more likely to cheat, lie, and steal.” -Occidental Professor Lisa Wade
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Academia, Stereotyping
A Clemson University professor took to Facebook recently to voice his contempt for Republicans in a post that called all members of the GOP racists, according to screenshots of his personal page.
“All trump supporters, nay, all Republicans, are racist scum,” Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing Bart Knijnenburg wrote in an Aug. 16 Facebook post, reports Campus Reform, which obtained a screenshot of that sentiment and many others.
"There is no rational alternative"...
"There is no rational alternative. The GOP and NRA must, in fact, want mass shootings. It serves their interests."
Incompetence, Racism, Oops, Education, Academia, Bigotry
A professor of medieval literature at the City University of New York (CUNY) lamented academia’s support for “Standard American English” in a recent op-ed. In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Dr. A.W. Strouse argues that colleges should support “greater linguistic diversity” and “affirm and embrace” language differences among students, such as the use of slang and African American Vernacular English (AAVE).
Liberal, Hate, Character, Funny, Racism, Smears, Education, Academia, Tolerance, Stereotyping, Ignorance, Bigotry
A Georgetown University professor said Sunday that “ALL white people are racist,” “ALL men are sexist,” and “ALL cis people are transphobic.”
Preston Mitchum, a law professor at Georgetown University, made the remarks on his Twitter account, according to Campus Reform. “Yes, ALL white people are racist,” said Mitchum. “Yes, ALL men are sexist. Yes, ALL cis people are transphobic. We have to unpack that. That’s the work!”
Liberal, Funny, Racism, Science, Brilliance, Oops, Academia, Sexism
Two geologists have warned against citing too many white men and/or too many “established scholars” in scholarly articles, because doing so contributes to “white heteromasculinism” and oppression.
“To cite only white men . . . or to only cite established scholars . . . does a disservice to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism,” Rutgers University professor Carrie Mott and University of Waterloo professor Daniel Cockayne state in a piece for Feminist Journal of Geography.
"Fuck Donald Trump...ANYONE who voted for Donald Trump...ANYONE who tries to explain to me the 'real' needs of people who voted for Donald Trump."
"I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men, because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender." -Bahar Mustafa, Welfare and Diversity Officer at Goldsmiths College
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Incitement, Violence, Character, Racism, Academia
A Connecticut professor recently called white people “inhuman assholes” and shared an article about letting “bigots” die in a post on Facebook.
Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams shared his thoughts publicly on social media, saying, “fed the fuck up with self-identified ‘white’s’ daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslims, and sexual and racially oppressed people. the time is now to confront these inhuman assholes and end this now,” Campus Reform reports.
Williams also said, “It is past time for the racially oppressed to do what people who believe themselves to be ‘white’ will not do, put end to the vectors of their destructive mythology of whiteness and their white supremacy system. #LetThemFuckingDie.”
Hot Take From Harvard:
USA Was Created By the International Community
The USA, created by int'l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int'l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today— Joyce E. Chaplin (@JoyceChaplin1) June 1, 2017
So, like, it was on July 4, 1783?
We at Progressive Disorder would like to thank the international community for creating the USA.
Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Crazy, Education, Academia
A visiting scholar at the University of Arizona claimed he identifies as a hippopotamus in a recently published article in an academic journal.
Writing in the Journal of Theoretical Humanities, University of Arizona visiting scholar Florentin Félix Morin argued that his hippo alter-ego has allowed him to navigate the world free from the constraints that “govern human bodies.”...
This article explores the formation of a tranimal, hippopotamus alter-ego. Confronting transgender with transpecies, the author claims that his hippopotamus “identity” allowed him to (verbally) escape, all at once, several sets of categorization that govern human bodies (“gender,” “sexuality,” age).
Liberal, Racism, Education, Academia, Stereotyping, Bigotry
An undergraduate researcher at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has gained national acclaim for her research showing, she says, that members of minority groups feel oppressed by standard, grammatical English.... To avoid any hurt feelings some people may feel by attempting to speak standard, correct English, Gallagher wants to eradicate the stigma associated with Ebonics...
Gallagher said her experience as a writing fellow, which involves helping other students improve their writing abilities, led her to believe that a focus on details such as proper English grammar causes minority students to feel excluded.
Liberal, Hate, Incitement, Character, Smears, Academia, Trump
The Northern Arizona University Political Science department recently hosted a “Specter of Fascism” event at which professors repeatedly compared Donald Trump to Hitler and the Nazis. “The Specter of Fascism” was a panel discussion featuring six NAU professors with specialties covering politics and international affairs, women and gender studies, and criminology.
Dr. Kimberly Curtis continually referred to the Trump administration as the “Trump regime”, at one point comparing the administration’s actions to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, and later referencing the book The Origins of Totalitarianism in an attempt to draw out the correlation further.
Mere days after a Bernie Sanders supporter shot Congressman Steve Scalise and two black members of his police detail, a Connecticut professor posted a Medium article on Facebook declaring: "Let Them F*cking Die."
The professor went on to write that white people are "inhuman a**holes"...
Liberal, Violence, Degeneracy, Funny, Crazy, Education, Demagoguery, Protest, Academia, Waste, Immigration, Metaphor, Trump
In a bizarre form of protest, University of California freshman Seth Greenberg has promised to publicly remove his penis (he did not specify the method of removal) if Donald Trump begins project work on the US Mexican border wall. “I’m so confident that Trump is full of s***, that I will cut my **** off, publicly if he adds even a mile of new wall” stated Greenberg in an on the street interview, where he was simultaneously protesting prayer in public school.
When pressed about the validity of his claim, Greenberg promised that “I will really do this. I feel that if he does actually build any of the wall, me removing my penis publicly will bring worldwide attention to the injustice being inflicted against the Mexican people.”
Liberal, Degeneracy, Funny, Brilliance, Oops, Education, Academia
According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so... At one point, Swift even flirted with the idea of “simply abolishing the family” as a way of “solving the social justice problem” because “there would be a more level playing field” if we did...
Hate, Smears, AntiAmerican, Academia, Drugs
Delaware State University professor Cyril Broderick, who teaches agriculture, wrote a letter to a Liberian newspaper alleging the U.S. military and pharmaceutical companies created Ebola and are intentionally spreading the deadly disease in Africa. “The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are,” writes Broderick in the letter The Washington Post calls ‘semi-intelligible.’
Hate, Character, Racism, Oops, Demagoguery, Academia, Ignorance
An Ivy League professor turned to Twitter Sunday night to make a racial comment referencing the MTV Video Music Awards — then deleted her tweet moments later. “First they shootin us in the streets, and then they taking all the video awards for sorry songs y’all,” wrote Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Hate, Racism, Smears, Academia, Ignorance
"The point is we had levees breaking and thousands of black people were stranded. So it was a racialized system because it distributed resources – it was designed to racialize anxiety. They took money away from protecting the levees because the levees were protecting Black people." -Berkeley law professor John A. Powell
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Academia, Ignorance
Brent Terry, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University was caught on audio telling his Introduction to Creative Writing class that Republicans will close colleges if they prevail in 2014 and that they are “racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people” who want to suppress the liberal vote.
Professor: Hurricane Harvey Feels Like Karma...
"I dont believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesnt care about them."
"So what they have is barely educated morons trying to manage snack orders for the obese."
Liberal, Hate, Incompetence, Character, Narrative, Oops, Smears, Education, Academia, Tolerance, Stereotyping, Ignorance, Bigotry
Political Science Professor Richard Dekmejian claims former President George W. Bush suffered from mental instability and stupidity during his time in office. Bush was bound by “serious intellectual and mental problems,” he said before going on to claim Bush must have been “stupid or lying” to initiate Operation Iraqi Freedom for the reason of promoting democracy. Dekmejian also alleges Bush dodged the draft when he was a young man because he was busy “getting drunk and high” and was “lazy for the first several months when he came into the presidency until 9/11.”
Liberal, Hate, Incompetence, Character, Narrative, Oops, Smears, Education, Academia, Tolerance, Stereotyping, Ignorance, Bigotry
“The right wing evangelical community... these are the people who get happy on television every time there is a conflict in the Middle East,” he said. “They think that the book of revelation tells them that the messiah...the Christian messiah, Jesus is going to come...all we need is a war in the Middle East involving Israel and the Arabs.” -Richard Dekmejian, professor at the University of Southern California
Generated out of hobo history and queer as anti-capitalist practice, the hobosexual represents resistance to capitalist systems of normalization and enables connections, not necessarily between identities, but between anti-capitalist practices generated out of difference. -Heather Tapley, University of Victoria, Canada
Liberal, Hate, Press, Smears, Demagoguery, Academia
Appearing on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on April 16, fill-in host Thomas Roberts brought on Harvard’s Jessica Stern to make predictions about who might have initiated the terrorist attack on April 15: "It's also important to recognize that the recipe was shared and lauded by storm front, which is a neo-Nazi website. And the whole idea of leaderless, which comes out of the far right neo-Nazi patriot movement also spread over to al-Qaeda-related groups."
Liberal, Guns, Character, Demagoguery, Academia
This is in no way an incitement to violence, but, given Rob Portman's example, does Mitch McConnell have to get shot to support gun control? -NYU Adjunct Professor Daniel Altman
Liberal, Guns, Character, Brilliance, Smears, Demagoguery, Academia
A University of Texas at Austin (UT) law professor called Monday’s school shooting in Chardon, Ohio, a “typical exercise” of the Second Amendment in an Internet post today.
Liberal, Hate, Smears, Academia, Tolerance
A professor turned to Facebook on Sunday to challenge a conservative student group’s plan to raffle an “assault rifle” this Friday, a day that happens to be the 18th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing and one day before Adolf Hitler’s birthday. “[I] applaud you on the choice of dates for your ‘Give Away of an Assault Rifle’ Banquet,” wrote Clemson University Professor John Coggeshall on a Facebook post directed at school’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter. “It’s the same date as the Oklahoma City bombing [SIC] and the day before Adolph Hitler’s birthday,” he continued.
Liberal, Hate, Racism, Narrative, Academia
The University of Wisconsin–Superior became the latest school to join the Unfair Campaign, which looks to bring attention to the “unfairness” of being white. The campaign’s slogan is “It’s hard to see racism when you’re white” and claims that “society was set up for us.”
Liberal, Degeneracy, Brilliance, Narrative, Smears, Academia, Gay, Religion, Ignorance, Bigotry
A recent guest lecture at Swarthmore College by a prominent homosexual seminary professor highlighted a growing argument among the so-called queer community that Jesus was bisexual. In particular, the Rev. Patrick Cheng, a professor at the Episcopal Divinity School in Massachusetts, told the students that Jesus was a subversive person and God’s way of “queering the world,” so to speak. Cheng said Christ was “always coming out in the gospels” and that “Christ is God coming out.”
Liberal, Degeneracy, Brilliance, Academia
“We know underaged people are drinking,” said Director of Yale Catering Robert Sullivan. “We’re trying to see what we can do to make sure underage students understand what a drink is supposed to look and taste like.”
Hypocrisy, Hate, Brilliance, Academia, Tolerance, Diversity, Stereotyping
A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices.
A University of Michigan department chairwoman has published an article titled, “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans,” which will probably make all of her conservative students feel really comfortable and totally certain that they’re being graded fairly. -Katherine Timpf
Liberal, Hate, Guns, Character, Racism, Narrative, Smears, Demagoguery, Academia
"Also, it's about the fear about not having enough guns if the brown people or the black people rise up to come and get us." -Professor Anthea Butler
Liberal, Crime, Incitement, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Academia, Tolerance, Religion
According to Fordham’s media relations website, Singer, a tenured Princeton bioethics professor, spoke from 4 to 6 p.m. in a panel the university promised “will provoke Christians to think about other animals in new ways.” Singer has long lamented the societal stigma against having sex with animals. In the essay, titled “Heavy Petting,” Singer concluded that “sex across the species barrier,” while not normal, “ceases to be an offence [sic] to our status and dignity as human beings.” “Occasionally mutually satisfying activities may develop” when humans have sex with their pets, he claimed.
"This summer heat implicates us all as we watch black and brown folx die to preserve white people's rights to kill with impunity."
Hate, Guns, Racism, Smears, Demagoguery, War, Academia
Alcoff even went so far as to connect an increase in recent gun purchases to whites arming themselves for some sort of possible race war against Latinos... While the Associated Press reported last month that rising firearm sales resulted from a fear of increased gun laws, Alcoff said this is instead evidence of the Latino community being targeted.
Liberal, Hate, Smears, Academia, Elitism, Ignorance
“Why do Republicans care so much about the military? Because the military-industrial complex is dear to their simplistic laissez-faire fantasies: a bottom-line patriotism that excludes the people at the bottom,” Thomas Walker wrote... Walker’s letter, published Monday, triggered a flurry of outrage on campus, as well as a series of responses in the student newspaper. The university’s board of regents termed it “fairly offensive” in addressing the matter Thursday.
Professor Danielle Dirks, who, according to the accuser, said that Doe “fit the profile of other rapists on campus in that he had a high GPA in high school, was his class valedictorian, was on [a sports] team, and was ‘from a good family.’”
Liberal, Sex, Degeneracy, Education, Academia
A Northwestern University professor is under fire for reportedly holding an optional live-sex presentation on campus. On Feb. 21, Psychology Prof. John Michael Bailey invited his “human sexuality” students to observe a non-student naked woman experiment with motorized sex toys on stage.
Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Narrative, Academia
UNIVERSITY PARK – The presence of big-box retailers, such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target, may alter a community’s social and economic fabric enough to promote the creation of hate groups, according to economists. The number of Wal-Mart stores in a county is significantly correlated with the number of hate groups in the area, said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural economics and regional economics, Penn State, and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.
Racism, Oops, Academia, Sexism
The Washington DC-area sniper, who is most likely a white male in his thirties, may have recently been fired from or resigned from his job under contentious circumstances. It is conceivable that, like many sadistic personalities, the sniper had found a niche for himself in a job that naturally allowed him to make life difficult for others; that is, an occupation in which vengeful hostility, aggressive intent, and belligerent behaviors can be channeled into socially sanctioned spheres. Indeed, aggression may be so integral to his character that his hobbies, pastimes, and recreational activities convey a common theme of violence. Thus, in addition to a variety of firearms or other weapons, he may have a collection of books and videos about weapons and war.
Liberal, Narrative, War, Academia
Napalm was developed at Harvard University in 1942-43 by a team of chemists led by chemistry professor Louis F. Fieser, who was best known for his research at Harvard University in organic chemistry which led to the synthesis of the hormone cortisone. Napalm was formulated for use in bombs and flame throwers by mixing a powdered aluminium soap of naphthalene with palmitate (a 16-carbon saturated fatty acid) -- also known as napthenic and palmitic acids -- hence napalm...
Three Wisconsin professors have come up with what they think is a brilliant fix for the budget crisis in Washington. They want Obama to violate the constitution and seize dictatorial powers to extend the debt limit, and then call for his own impeachment hearings afterward.
Liberal, Character, Brilliance, Academia
David Skrbina, a professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has maintained contact with the Unabomber for the past nine years... Skrbina compared the Unabomber to President Obama. “If I wanted to be sarcastic,” he told his class, “I’d say our president kills people all the time, why should we listen to a murderer called Barack Obama?” he asked. “But we do. OK, it’s a different context and different circumstances, but there’s a kind of parallel there.”
Liberal, Funny, Academia
Domestic dogs, cats, hamsters or budgerigars should be rebranded as “companion animals” while owners should be known as “human carers”, they insist. Even terms such as wildlife are dismissed as insulting to the animals concerned – who should instead be known as “free-living”, the academics including an Oxford professor suggest. Phrases such as “sly as a fox, “eat like a pig” or “drunk as a skunk” are all unfair to animals, they claim.
Hate, Guns, Character, Smears, Demagoguery, Academia
#NavyYardShooting The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you. -University of Kansas associate journalism professor David Guth
Liberal, Guns, Character, Funny, Crazy, Protest, Academia, Trump
A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor is facing felony gun charges in connection with an on-campus shooting on the second day of classes.
Mark J. Bird, 69, was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, court records show. He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm about 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building...
While waiting for authorities to arrive, Bird said he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump, police noted in their report. The report did not elaborate.